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Definitions of art

  1. Second pers. pres. indic. sing. of the verb be: used only in solemn or poetic style. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. The 2d sing. of the pres. tense of am. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3. the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; "an art exhibition"; "a fine collection of art" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The employment of means to accomplish some desired end; the adaptation of things in the natural world to the uses of life; the application of knowledge or power to practical purposes. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A system of rules serving to facilitate the performance of certain actions; a system of principles and rules for attaining a desired end; method of doing well some special work; -- often contradistinguished from science or speculative principles; as, the art of building or engraving; the art of war; the art of navigation. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The systematic application of knowledge or skill in effecting a desired result. Also, an occupation or business requiring such knowledge or skill. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The application of skill to the production of the beautiful by imitation or design, or an occupation in which skill is so employed, as in painting and sculpture; one of the fine arts; as, he prefers art to literature. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Those branches of learning which are taught in the academical course of colleges; as, master of arts. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Learning; study; applied knowledge, science, or letters. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Skill, dexterity, or the power of performing certain actions, acquired by experience, study, or observation; knack; as, a man has the art of managing his business to advantage. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Skillful plan; device. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The black art; magic. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The use of means to the accomplishment of some end; music, painting, sculpture, or literature, or the practice of one of them; practical skill; knack; cunning. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. 2d pers. sing. Of the present tense of the verb to be. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Practical skill guided by rules: the rules and methods of doing certain actions: a profession or trade: contrivance: skill: cunning: artifice. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. 2d pers. sing. pres. tense of the verb to be. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Skill guided by rules; rules and method of doing; skill; cunning; a trade. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. 2d per. sing. pres. ind. of BE, v. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Skill in some practical work; dexterity; facility; a system of rules; as, the industrial or mechanical arts. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. The embodiment of beautiful thought in artistic forms; also, the works thus produced, collectively; as, the esthetic or fine arts; also, artistic skill. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Craft; cunning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. An organized body of trained craftsmen; a gild. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. The employment of means to the accomplishment of some end, directed by knowledge and skill; a system of rules directive of the skill in the attainment of a certain end; the practice of a system directed to the production of a work of art, generally of fine art; practical skill; dexterity; cunning. See Arts. Art and part, the contriving and partaking in a criminal art, said to be an abridgment of artifex particeps. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. The second person singular, indicative mood, present tense, of the verb to be. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. Anything done by human skill-the opposite of nature; knowledge applied to the uses of everyday life-the opposite of science; a trade; skill; cunning. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for art

  1. Thou art a happy mother; I live in the past: and all thy children I will love as if they were my own. – Tales From the 'Phantasus', etc. of Ludwig Tieck by Ludwig Tieck
  2. What art thou, Life? – The Fatal Falsehood by Hannah More
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